Author: tyszko

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In Conversation with Gerard Melanga and Dr Jean wainwright Gerard Joseph Malanga (born March 20, 1943) is an American poet, photographer, filmmaker, curator and archivist. Andy Warhol and The Factory Gerard Malanga worked closely with Warhol during that artist’s most…

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What do you get when you place a 5.5 ft rabbit (marina sossi) in a 54 year old light aircraft with a famous photographer turned academic (spencer rowell), a maverick artist and broadcaster (simon tyszko), fly it up to 48,…

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Lancaster Court tenants and residents association (TRA) were invited for a lovely day out by our new best friends Fulham Palace Gardens , the delicious and reinvigorated slice of green that used to house the London Bishops. It’s an amazing…

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Can you hear that deafening sound echoing through London? It’s the sound of the goodness and the joy being sucked out of our lives and our social fabric by the Neo-Liberal free market. Therefor this week, isotopica gets to meet…

February 26, 2014 / / Isotopica: The Resonance Series
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For starters we look at my bank statements

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Free of One’s Melancholy Self Often prescribed to nervous housewives, a quaalude was something between a sleeping pill and a sedative. First synthesized in the late fifties, by 1965 ’ludes were being manufactured by William H. Rorer Inc., a Pennsylvania…

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This week the third marlboro man dies of smoking related disease, therefore we listen to unrelated euphonics and a malboro advert Poly Styrene joins us for a very youthful chat

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Welcome to Foul Britannia a country of happy turkeys working hard for a happy Christmas Things couldn’t be better for the Happy couple above, their class has stolen trillion of pounds of public money, while the public from whose pockets…

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THe first in the all new 2014 season of isotopica begins with a delicious sample of Richard Burton as Leon Trotsky, the relevance of which, hopefully never quite becomes clear. This was taken from a sadly badly made 1972 film…

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The Elegant Art of Falling Apart Suicide (the band) UnFunFair Part too at Beaconsfield gallery   FIRST Special guest Jessica Jones tells us about the transformation of her Cancer diagnosis and relationship breakup, into a blog, a book, and now world wide…

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ATOMS A Sonic Journey With Terrence Mckenna (Just what did i do to his already unusual voice?) set to a delightful raga By Shiv Kumar Sharma entitled Charukeshi make of it what you will (as ever) below are details of…

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Isotopica at 3pm – Dance For Radio June 25th, 2013 · Isotopica at 3pm is a series of cultural sonic detours with artist Simon Tyszko. Today: Dance For Radio. Isotopica considers the body in the context of contemporary dance and…

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  the week that was my birthday i made this radio show

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What a treat for me……. Isotopica at 3pm – Stuart Brisley, Godfather of British Performance Art May 7th, 2013 Cultural sonic detours with artist Simon Tyszko in Isotopica at 3pm. Today: the eternal and subversive Godfather of British Performance Art,…

  ‘We wanted to provide an alternative to the universal formula of mainstream broadcasting,’ says Ed Baxter, one of Resonance’s founders, ‘a laboratory for wild experimentation that’s available to the widest possible range of practitioners, no matter who they are.…

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the foulest legacy Born: October 13, 1925, Grantham Died: April 8, 2013, London t he solution After neoliberalism: analysing the present Stuart Hall, Doreen Massey and Michael Rustin The founding editors of Soundings set out the framing analysis for our…

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This weeks Isotopica features a wide ranging and difficult to edit (so much wonderful material) discussion with kinetic/science art/multidisciplinary artist Liliane Lijn. American born, of Russian diaspora parentage Lijn, studied archaeology at the Sorbonne and Art History at the Ecole du Louvre, in Paris. At the…

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Once again again the nineteen sixties radiates out from way back when, to mysteriously move things around in my present day. speaking with heather jansch for the first time since 1966 when she was the number one girlfiend in the…

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A Fine treat with friend and comrade in (artistic) arms Mr Bob Kingdom. Bob is the one man show, he conceives, he researches, he writes, he presents and performs, holding the stage in an intense and intimate audience with his…

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A private view, some public thoughts, in joe strummer underpass ‘it’s so right’ or did he say bright? i was there, i worked as a roady with the clash, small fry, i sold drugs to topper, i once overdosed on…

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Relationships, causality, isotopes, Psychoanalysis playlist in incorrect order i) Alap ii) Jorh iii) Jhalla im in love with a german film star the passions Architecture of Loss Valgeir Sigurdsson Angels And Demons At Play Sun Ra Another Time, Another Place…

February 26, 2013 / / Isotopica: The Resonance Series
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In this the Fund Raising Edition of Isotopica, we feature some delicious Soviet Era advertising from the creative association “Reklamfilm Estonian / Eesti reklaamfilm”. Along With an extended loop of BBC RadioPhonic Workshop Pioneer Delhia Derbyshire

February 20, 2013 / / Isotopica: The Resonance Series
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The Dead Dead Month of Feburary. i should be on a beach, yet i am busy with WHAT? Being filmed by BBC directors training program then off to paris in search of the fabled martin stone, so this episode has…

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The dead months of the new year can just disappear under grey skies or can be a magical time for travel or sleep. Either way this episode of isotopica takes elements of both to weave a seasonal sonic detour. playlist…

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Don’t spend all your art’s council money on a new apple computer, when you can simply build your own far more powerful hackintosh! Using the collective power of the hive mind and communal hacking it’s as simple as asking the…

December 18, 2012 / / Isotopica: The Resonance Series
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Isotopica will be broadcasting a suitably ironic and depressing* Christmas edition to reflect Tyszko’s appalling and tragic year, which managed  to combine the loss of a 25 year loving yet enmeshed and codependent relationship to a pair of test tube…

November 20, 2012 / / Isotopica: The Resonance Series
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* Buñuel, The Virgin Mary and some Gin is an extended minimalist existential mediation on the nature of class, revolution and the perfect martini with master filmmaker Luis Buñuel’s magnificent musings the perfect recipe for this classic cocktail compared to the Annunciation…

November 13, 2012 / / Isotopica: The Resonance Series
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Paul Buck, Writer and Artist joins Isotopica to discuss his new book on era defining film ‘Performance‘. Tyszko and Buck detour through marijuana and incense clouded London 60’s countercultural themes from Jorge Luis Borges, the international glamor of Anita Pallenberg…

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This week’s Isotopica considers the line, and discusses such with Rootstein Hopkins Research Chair of Drawing at the University of the Arts London, Professor Stephen Farthing. Points are joined from the Ancient Egyptians through, Braque and Duchamp all the way…

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This week’s Isotopica features the return of our roving architecture correspondent and blueprint magazine contributing editor, Herbert Wright. Herbert tries to get a sensible word in, and does an admirable job, despite tyszko’s fixation on Portuguese culinary custard We discuss,…

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As a counterpoint to my determination to stay in my bed with advanced and dramatic Ennui, isotopica today features some of my previous field recordings from a home away from home, and a monkey Temple in Jaipur, an Indian language…

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In todays isotopica we have a very brief frieze special from under a duvet in West London and we also ask you to consider the concept of Hauntology as recently described online by renaissance man Mark Pilkington and academically  introduced at various points…

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Serial Digressionist David Ellis Invites Simon Tyszko for an out of hours stroll and chat, through The Wellcome Library which is founded on the collection formed by Sir Henry Wellcome (1853–1936), whose personal wealth allowed him to create one of…

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Stage Legend Dudley Sutton talks us through the politics and the joys of face paint and footlights circa 1957, we travel to Russia on a train, spit fish scales on the floor of a workers bar and learn the truer…

September 25, 2012 / / Isotopica: The Resonance Series
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Dudley Sutton, Joan Littlewood, The Soviet Union, Sheffield, The Committee, Dr Chicago all mixed together, like a family, it’s isotopica